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Old 12-11-2008, 05:54 AM   #1
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gmake install


Hi,

I just downloaded

gmake-3.80p0.tqz

it's a prerequisite fro a unixODBC install I'm attempting at the moment.

I then proceeded to do the usual

gunzip the "tqz
tar -xvf the " tar.


Is there no need to install or copy over the resultant files? It's just usually I've found I have to do the old

configure
make
make install

install with these packages? Assume zero linux skills on my part

Cheers, Ed
 
Old 12-11-2008, 08:10 AM   #2
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From what information you have provided, I would say you should do "configure; make; make install", unless you have other instructions (like from the unixODBC readme or something).

Why didn't you install though gmake from the package management system ? What distribution are you on ?
 
Old 12-11-2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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# 'yum install make' should do on RH EL 5.

You can't compile gmake without gmake (= make) anyway.

....

Last edited by knudfl; 12-11-2008 at 09:38 AM.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 03:50 AM   #4
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Thanks lads

I'm on RH EL 5.0, is that not the Distribution. Not that au fait with Linux terminology ie. flavours etc.

[root@moran /]# yum install make
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
rhel-i386-server-5 100% |=========================| 1.4 kB 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
Package make - 1:3.81-3.el5.i386 is already installed.
Nothing to do

The thing with that "gmake-3.80p0.tqz"

is that is didn't seem to create a folder called 'gmake-3.80p0' once I had unzipped and untarred the .tqz.

I'll get exactly what it did and dump here to show you (now appended).

When I search in tmp no 'gmake-3.80p0' dir has been created (this is what I'm used to see happening, and then I head in there and then run any resultant configure.sh, make,...etc.

Is this some weirdo special type exception to the norm package?

Thanks for your help.


[root@moran tmp]# tar -xvf gmake-3.80p0.tar
+CONTENTS
+COMMENT
+DESC
bin/gmake
info/make.info
info/make.info-1
info/make.info-2
info/make.info-3
info/make.info-4
info/make.info-5
info/make.info-6
info/make.info-7
info/make.info-8
info/make.info-9
info/make.info-10
info/make.info-11
man/man1/gmake.1
share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/es/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/gl/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/he/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/hr/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/ja/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/ko/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/nl/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/pl/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/pt_BR/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/ru/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/sv/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/tr/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
share/locale/zh_CN/LC_MESSAGES/make.mo
 
Old 12-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #5
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It's a binary package, a Slackware look alike,
and not usable on any system, wrong packed.

But why 3.80 when you already have 3.81 :
Quote:
make - 1:3.81-3.el5.i386 is already installed
gmake is probably already in /usr/bin
....

Last edited by knudfl; 12-12-2008 at 04:27 PM.
 
  


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